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Tal al-Malloh sentenced to five years in prison

Omar Imady Feb 15, 2018   “Al-Mallohi, a blogger, was detained in December 2009 after she was summoned for questioning by security officials, according to local rights groups. In February 2011, she was sentenced by a…

Al Jazeera publishes: Syria: ‘A kingdom of silence’

Omar Imady Feb 9, 2018     Syria: ‘A kingdom of silence’​ Despite a wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, so far the revolutionary spirit has failed to reach Syria.Authoritarian rule, corruption and…

Bab Tuma Candlelight Vigil

Omar Imady Feb 2, 2018 A group of 20 people in civilian clothing beat and dispersed 15 people (including activist Suhair Atassi) who had been holding a candlelight vigil at Bab Tuma in Damascus for Egyptian…

WSJ Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Omar Imady Jan 31, 2018 Excerpts: “Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad” “We still have a long way to go because it is a process. If I was brought up in different circumstances, I have to train myself and,…

The Damascus Stairs of Hope

Ola Rifai Jan 24, 2018   Just before the end of 2017, dozens of energised Syrian youth working with the Shams Association (a civil movement operating in Damascus) applied colors and graffiti to a famous flight of…

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